There was a moment in the early stages of chemotherapy when Eric Berry was having breakfast with his father, and the enormity of what faced him was so great that he broke down and cried. For 30 minutes, one of the toughest players on the Kansas City Chiefs wept. Then, he resolved to beat cancer.
The Redskins announced the deal a few hours before coach Jay Gruden was scheduled to speak to reporters at the team's camp facility. Kerrigan, a first-round draft pick out of Purdue in 2011, has started all 64 games in his four-year career with Washington, totaling 38 sacks, 15 forced fumbles and two interceptions - both returned for touchdowns. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Kerrigan ranked second in the NFC last season with a career-high 13.5 sacks for the Redskins, who went 4-12 and finished last in their division for the sixth time in seven years.
Justin Verlander's first win this season didn't come easy. The Tigers, however, may have a different look as Friday's non-waiver trade deadline nears. Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski confirmed after the game that the Tigers (49-52) will listen to offers for pending free agents, a group that includes pitcher David Price.
Troy Tulowitzki was ''blindsided'' to learn he'd been traded to Toronto after 10 seasons with the Colorado Rockies, and said his life has felt ''crazy'' ever since. Tulowitzki will lead off against Philadelphia right-hander Jerome Williams in his Blue Jays debut Wednesday night. ''I'm still shocked,'' Tulowitzki said Wednesday at his introductory news conference.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Panthers say coach Ron Rivera plans to be at Wofford College on Thursday when players report to training camp, but could miss some practices following the death of his brother.
Lizette Salas should be midway through her first round at the Women's British Open on Thursday morning when Donald Trump arrives via helicopter to expected fanfare at his Turnberry resort. Not because she holds a grudge at Trump's derogatory remarks about Mexicans that have dominated the pre-tournament chatter at the fourth major of the year. Quite simply, Salas will have more important things on her mind.
Platini, the UEFA president and a FIFA vice president, wrote to member federations in Europe on Wednesday that he will stand in the election and counts on their support. The FIFA election is on Feb. 26. ''There are times in life when you have to take your destiny into your own hands,'' wrote Platini, who turned 60 last month.
Police have been asked to keep an eye on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's home on the Maine coast following his decision to uphold the four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Scarborough Police Chief Robbie Moulton tells the Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/1fGov0Y ) that the NFL reached out Tuesday to alert police about Goodell's decision, which isn't popular in New England. The chief declined to say whether Goodell was at his home Wednesday.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady vowed on Wednesday to fight his four-game ''Deflategate'' suspension, and team owner Robert Kraft opened training camp by saying he continues to ''believe and unequivocally support'' the three-time Super Bowl MVP. ''It is completely incomprehensible to me that the league continues to take steps to disparage one of its all-time great players, and a man for whom I have the utmost respect,'' Kraft said. Taking the podium a day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Brady's suspension, Kraft said he didn't fight the team's penalty - a $1 million fine and the loss of two draft picks - because he thought the league would go easy on the star quarterback.
(NewsUSA) - Sunny summer days are meant for outdoor fun, but few things ruin time outside more quickly than bites from pests. Insect bites can result in consequences that range from minor, yet aggravating, irritation to extreme pain and even potentially fatal illnesses. If you are on the receiving end of a bite, it is important to detect which pest inflicted it so you can determine the best course of treatment, as well as investigate whether there is a pest problem on your property that warrants
(NewsUSA) - Summertime means outdoor barbecues, baseball games and time at the beach or pool. Outdoor activities are plentiful and often, but for the 9 million smokeless tobacco users, they can present a conundrum.
One of the problems for smokeless tobacco users is the unsightly, telltale "spit cup." For one, it can make others uneasy seeing a clear bottle sitting in a car, by the beach chair or on the deck in the backyard, never mind prompting uncomfortable conversation. Carrying a large chew-
(NewsUSA) - Summer months are quickly approaching, and many homeowners are getting lawns prepared for cookouts, family gatherings and entertaining late-night porch hangouts.
According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), proper outdoor lighting is just as essential for a beautiful landscape as are a lush lawn, bright flowerbeds and manicured shrubs.
Jeff Dross, corporate director of lighting education and industry trends for Kichler Lighting, recently explained that homeowners are open
(NewsUSA) - Smokeless tobacco is as much a part of baseball as the Cubs' disappointing run at the World Series year after year.While Major League Baseball is urging its players to reconsider a habit as old as the sport itself, there is also a history to think about -- one that has linked the two together in the hearts and minds of Americans.This begs the question: Is there life to baseball without smokeless tobacco?To come to a conclusion, we have to look at the history of smokeless tobacco and
(NewsUSA) - Looking to spend more time out on your boat than stuck at the dock? Well, a new web app, which you can access from any mobile device and makes maintaining your boat a (summer's) breeze, may help you do just that.
The app, called MyTaskit, connects boat owners with service techs, offering a convenient way to communicate directly with boat yards about service appointments, repair jobs or routine maintenance -- all of which means more time on the water and less on dry land.
(NewsUSA) - The days of using a stick, some string and a worm are as much a part of American culture as apple pie and baseball. Unlike that time, there are now many choices for anglers this spring, depending on where you'll be fishing.
In fact, selecting your gear is half the fun. But for starters, set aside the rods, reels, rigs, jigs and tackle, it's also just as important to remember these items that are often overlooked:
* Use sunscreen. You only have to suffer from sun poisoning one time t
(NewsUSA) - Sports-related injuries are common and, when an athlete is hurt, care follows a proven, long-standing protocol of rehabilitation. But what happens when impact occurs to the head, face or jaw, and -- at the time -- no immediate injury is diagnosed?
Weeks, months or even years later, many of these players begin to experience headaches, TMJ/D, migraines, vertigo or tinnitus -- estimated to impact 50 million people in the U.S. to some degree.
"Undiagnosed head trauma from sports inj
(NewsUSA) - Participating in sports may be a rite of passage for kids, but it's up to parents to recognize, manage and -- yes -- prevent sports-related health conditions and injuries like concussions. One way to help do just that: an evaluation by a doctor of chiropractic, says Stephanie Mills, the recently crowned Ms. America 2014 and herself a chiropractor. To learn more, visit www.F4CP.org/findadoctor. Watch the video at: http://youtu.be/KiJV4otR0IM
(NewsUSA) - It takes years of practice to become a great golfer and to hone your swing. But to reach that level, your body has to be up to the task. Well, it turns out chiropractic care can help golfers treat injuries and restore balance. For more information, visit www.F4CP.org/findadoctor.
Watch the video at: http://youtu.be/cGWPeSV4VKQ
(NewsUSA) - It's one of the unfortunate truths of our obsession with sports: Coaches don't normally get much credit unless they take their teams all the way to a title. And yet, there actually still are some coaches -- let's call them the good guys -- who view at least a part of their jobs as helping to build character in their players while easing the mental and physical irritations that come with competition.
"Coaches have the power to teach much more than the physical elements of the game,"
(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - "Protecting Memories" reminds us that fishing and boating are great activities for your family to make memories on the water. Participating in these fun outdoor activities actually contributes to the protection and conservation of our nation's waterways for generations to come. Learn more at TakeMeFishing.org. See full-sized image here.
(NewsUSA) - Dwight Clark, former wide receiver of the San Fransisco 49ers, has a special place in his heart for chiropractic care. Most famous for "The Catch" in the 1982 NFC championship game, Clark found that chiropractic care, and seeing a chiropractor weekly, got him in the best possible shape for each game. For more information, visit www.yes2chiropractic.org.
Watch the video at: http://youtu.be/6v7VFQKeoJs
(NewsUSA) - "To shave strokes from your golf game, the only equipment you need is a good eraser."
Although this phrase is uttered jokingly by many golfers, recreational golfers who've reached their plateau have had very few other options, until now.
"If recreational golfers insist on following the rules used by the PGA Tour, there's little they can do to immediately improve their game," says John Hoeflich, executive director, of the United States Recreational Golf Association (USRGA). "Howeve
(NewsUSA) - "To shave strokes from your golf game, the only equipment you need is a good eraser."Although this phrase is uttered jokingly by many golfers, recreational golfers who've reached their plateau have had very few other options, until now."If recreational golfers insist on following the rules used by the PGA Tour, there's little they can do to immediately improve their game," says John Hoeflich, executive director, of the United States Recreational Golf Association (
(NewsUSA) - NewsusaInfographic - When going fishing or taking your boat out on the water, know the benefits of having the proper fishing license and boat registration. It helps your local environment. Learn more at, www.takemefishing.org. See full-sized image here.
(NewsUSA) - Named after a small town in her home state of Idaho, Picabo Street gained fame as an Olympic gold medalist and World Cup ski champion. But her career might've literally gone downhill had she not turned to chiropractic care.
"Chiropractic has been a life saver for me," says Street. "I can say that [without it] I do not think that I would be able to ski today, recreationally or otherwise."
Street won a gold medal in the 1998 Winter Olympics. Later that year, she slammed into a fence
(NewsUSA) - Ask TV's Linda Cohn to list what's surprised her most in her 22 years as one of the most successful female sports anchors around, and one thing immediately jumps out at you. That's because it has nothing to do with, say, scandals -- and she's certainly covered her share -- and everything to do with chiropractic care.
Specifically, how many professional athletes attribute their success to it.
"Chiropractic care is a remarkable approach to health care that helps to keep you healthy a